Ferreira Family History

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Ferreira Name Meaning

Galician and Portuguese: common topographic name for someone who lived by a forge or iron workings, from Latin ferraria ‘forge’, ‘iron working’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Ferrera, Ferrara, Ferreiro, Herrera, Pereira, Ferreyra, Carreira

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Ferreira Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ferreira name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ferreira. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Spain


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Ferreira Family Origin

Where is the Ferreira family from?

Ferreira Family Occupations

What did your Ferreira ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Portuguese Consul and Tobacconist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ferreira. The most common Ferreira occupation in the UK was Portuguese Consul. 50% of Ferreira's were Portuguese Consuls.

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  • Portuguese Consul

  • Tobacconist


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ferreira ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ferreira Historical Records

What Ferreira family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Ferreira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferreira census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Ferreira. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Ferreira. For the veterans among your Ferreira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferreira Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferreira lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ferreira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ferreira in 1940 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferreira

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferreira ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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